Al-Qaida Capitalizing on 'Arab Spring'

Saturday, 09 Apr 2011 08:45 PM
By Judith Miller

Stunned by the secular Arab rebellions that have toppled some of the Middle East’s most enduring dictators, al-Qaida and other violent Muslim extremists are struggling to capitalize on the upheavals that have reshaped the political map of the Middle East.

While counterterrorism officials, scholars and analysts disagree about the likely impact of the “Arab Spring